What is my real BQ time? (Read 253 times)


    Can anyone help me get this straight?  Below is the table and the link to the Boston site but I am having trouble with the following statement.


    • The qualifying times below are based upon each athlete's age on the date of the Boston Marathon in which they are participating


    Based on the fact that my upcoming marathon is in 2014, it means that race would qualify me fo the 2015 Boston.  So even though I will be 43 for the upcoming marathon, I would be 45 on the day of the 2015 Boston Marathon.  Based on the line above my real BQ time would be 3:25, not 3:15.


    Only asking because I am coming off Achilles problems and even though I have been training for the 3:15 pace I am a little behind where I would like to be and that will be a struggle.  I would much rather plan to start at 3:20 - 3:23 pace and reassess at the half if I can pick up the pace as opposed to going out at 3:13 pace and blowing up in the second half.



    Age GroupMenWomen
    18-34 3hrs 05min 00sec 3hrs 35min 00sec
    35-39 3hrs 10min 00sec 3hrs 40min 00sec
    40-44 3hrs 15min 00sec 3hrs 45min 00sec
    45-49 3hrs 25min 00sec 3hrs 55min 00sec
    50-54 3hrs 30min 00sec 4hrs 00min 00sec
    55-59 3hrs 40min 00sec 4hrs 10min 00sec
    60-64 3hrs 55min 00sec 4hrs 25min 00sec
    65-69 4hrs 10min 00sec 4hrs 40min 00sec
    70-74 4hrs 25min 00sec 4hrs 55min 00sec
    75-79 4hrs 40min 00sec 5hrs 10min 00sec
    80 and over 4hrs 55min 00sec 5hrs 25min 00sec




      Yup, it's 3:25. You'll be 45 the day you run Boston in 2015.


        Thanks.  Thought I was reading it right but started to overthink things.

          Take note. It's not this way for NYCM qualification. You need to run the qualifying time for your age on the day of your qualifying race. If you turn 40 the week before the race you will have had to qualify as a 39 year old.

          CT JEFF

            Important fact. For 2014, first people who beat  BQ by 10 minutes were accepted. Then those who beat BQ by 5 minutes. Finally anyone who beat BQ by 2:43 were accepted. That is all. 2015 might h

            ave less applicants than the year after the bombing.  Also, 3:25:01 does not meet BQ.

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